The main purpose of this research is theory building
about institutionalizing innovation in Iranian defense industries;
therefore we choose inductive approach to study successful and key
experiences and projects in defense sector.
The grounded theory strategy used in this research
will help analyze the phenomenon in terms of its core category, context,
strategies and conditions. In summery the result of this research is
presented in terms of "Defense Inno-creation" theory.
"Defense Inn-creation" is a set of institutionalized
behaviors by which key innovations (Converting ideas to technological
capabilities and effective defense system) are created. Thus Inno-creation
is a special kind of innovation with these characters:
1- This innovation stream gains its power through
tension of hope and despair.
2-"Defens Inno-creation" is accompanied with
redefining of organization and its value chain through new projects and
3- In defense inno-creative industries generating
and developing idea is based on shortcuts.
4- Self attention, fortitude, resistance and
commitment are essential characters of "Defense Inno-creation"
Defense inno-creative industries learn collectively,
how to recognize and define opportunities and threats and how to
recognize and define value creative options, solutions and ideas and how
to convert them to effective defense system. Defense inno-creative
industries through organizational self awareness and self attention
continuously improve their innovation network to convert ideas to armed
forces warfare ability. This improvement seeks better property,
expertise, and knowledge and information management.
The most important driver of "Inno-creation" is
"maturity of key role players" such as "visionary managers", "designer
experts", and "fore customers". "Inno-creation" is emanated in some
societal processes that called “industrial generation” the main
consequence of "Inno-creation" is “Defense competency creation”.
"Institutional environment" of innovation in defense industries and
"forming the fourth wave of Iranian defense industries" are the context
of "Inno-creation". "Structure and content factors" of defense firm and
"the Iranian knowledge movement" are the main intervening conditions of
Defense Inno-creation, Defenses competency creation,
Institutional environment, Defense industries, Grounded theory